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From 3rd till 27th August 2018, thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers at the Fringe, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

The Fringe takes place all over the city.  Shows play not only in established year-round venues such as the Traverse Theatre, Cabaret Voltaire and The Stand comedy club, but also in ad-hoc spaces in rooms above pubs, public parks and even moving vehicles. Some venues, such as the Assembly Rooms, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly, are big enough to constitute a festival in their own right, although the smaller, unexpected places often host gems to be discovered.

In addition to the weighty guide produced by the Fringe, detailing in excess of 30,000 performances of more than 2000 shows, many venues publish their own brochures. Others have established sub-festivals which also appear under the Fringe umbrella, such as The Edge, which brings together up-and-coming bands with major names, and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, which promotes comedians appearing at the city’s larger venues.

This year a number of Fringe tickets will be available for selected shows to purchase from 1st February 2018.  Further ticket sales will be available 1st March, 22nd March, 19th April, 17th May with the full programme launch on 6th June 2018.

You can now pre-order your copy of the 2018 Fringe Programme which is free, you just need to pay the posting and packaging and it will be dispatched on 6th June 2018 by clicking here.  The digital edition will also be available from the 6th June also on the official website www.edfringe.com

Book now at Grassmarket Hotel and catch some comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals and much more this August!  Our central location means you are never far from the best venues and all the Fringe action and our quirky décor and style is ideal for relaxing after a day at the shows…

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